In keeping with his practice, the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador welcomed to Santa Sabina, the new Dominican students in Rome. These are brothers from different provinces who have just started their studies this academic year. Fr Bruno welcomed them in the company of fr Vivian Boland (his vicar) and fr Michael Mascari (Socius for Intellectual Life). At the meeting, he shared with the brothers at length.
The brothers in turn shared with the Master on their moments of grace and challenges in Rome. They relived their experiences in their different communities in Rome and their efforts to interact with one another and with other communities. They also shared with the Master on their vision and aspirations for the Order after which they drilled him with some questions of their own.
The brothers are:
Pietro Tran Hung Vinh Quang: From the Province of Vietnam and studying Scriptures at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum).
Michele Pari: From the Province of St Dominic in Italy and studying Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)
Cyril Walder: From the Province of India and studying Scripture at the Biblicum.
Fabrizio Cambi: From the Roman Province of St Catherine of Siena and studying Philosophy at the Angelicum.
Dominic Okoye: From the Province of Nigeria and studying Scriptures at the Biblicum.
Anthony Mana-Tang: From Myanmar and of the Holy Rosary Province. He is studying Philosophy at the Angelicum.
Martin Chen: From China and of the Holy Rosary Province. He is studying Philosophy at the Angelicum.
Andre Luiz Boccato de Almeida: From the Province of Brazil and studying Moral Theology and Bioethics at the Graduate Institute of Moral Theology (Alphonsianum)
The young age of these brothers is once again a testimony to the bright future of the Order. They are in Rome to prepare for that future and we wish them all the best.

(25 November 2013)